Two Way Radios – How to pick The Best Walkie-Talkie for Your business Needs

March 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two way radios can add thousands of dollars to your bottom line in the first year by rescue as much as 5-9% of labor time. Make no ifs ands or buts sure you opt the right radio for your needs the first time.

Walkie-Talkies were introduced into typical firm practices decades ago. Technology and battery engineering made them cumbersome and difficult to use in daily applications. However, 2-way radios were recently made super-affordable, more transported and were given a much improved battery life. Consolidate these advancements with the potential to save countless labor-hours, cost-free talk time and you have one of the most promising bottom-line tools for just about any business.

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The key to getting the most out of your two-way radios is to make no ifs ands or buts clear you pick the strict model the first time you buy your radios. Many small businesses make the mistake by beginning off using Family-Frs radios. Typically, these will work out great for the first month. Invariably however, these radios will begin to lose the battery charge, the clips will break off, the speakers will cease to function after a few drops, and the whole radio will need to be substituted within a relatively short period of time. These Frs radios were plainly not designed for regular, daily use. They were manufactured roughly as toys, and are meant to be used slowly a few times per year. Further, according to Fcc guidelines, it is a violation to use Frs radios in a firm function.

Two Way Radios – How to pick The Best Walkie-Talkie for Your business Needs

The allowable two-way radio makes all the unlikeness in the world. For the most part, any small to upper-medium sized firm can benefit from the use of today’s walkie talkies. The cost will typically range from 0 per radio to about 0 each. Improvements in battery create will get a full day use after an overnight payment for as much as 2-3 years of daily use. Plus, the endurance of the radios has improved so much that it is not unheard of for some radios to still work great after 10 years.

There are four basic elements to consider in choosing the right radio for your job:

Vhf vs. Uhf – The unlikeness in the middle of Uhf and Vhf can be explained with frequency penetration. Vhf waves trip about twice the distance of Uhf waves on open ground, rolling hills or through foliage. However, Vhf waves are very poor at penetrating walls, structure and rugged terrain. So, if you are working exclusively outdoors with open land, rolling hills or heavy trees, Vhf radios are the best. In any other situation, along with indoor to outdoor use, Uhf radios will be the choice. Uhf and Vhf radios will not chronicle with each other.

Power – If the radios will be used within a singular building, or outdoors in less than about 1 mile, then a 1-watt radio will be sufficient. If the 2-way radios will be used to chronicle in the middle of multiple structure or for up to 2 miles, then a 2-watt radio should be used. There are 4 and 5 watt radios that will chronicle consistently at supplementary distances, but there is a limitation to any radio-to-radio communication. Once exceeded, the only way to head somewhere is through the use of a repeater.

Channels – If your whole group will all the time be speaking on the same channel at the same time, o matter how many radios you have, you will only need a 1-channel radio. However if you manage, say, a restaurant and you want the valets to be on one channel and the wait-staff to be on an additional one channel, then you will want a 2-channel capable radio system. This will allow each group to chronicle individually, but not talk over each other. For you, as the manager, to be able to chronicle with both of the groups you will want a radio that “scans”. This will allow you to speak with whether group by switching to the appropriate channel automatically.

Durability – firm radios range anywhere form units that are designed for restaurant and hotel use, to radios for heavy-duty troops operations. chronicle the specifications on each unit to conclude the best fit for your needs.

By choosing the allowable elements in choosing your first radios, you will be assured of beginning off on the right foot communication-wise. You will gain all of the benefits of having two-way radio communication, but will avoid the common pitfall of having to replace old radios that will not work with what should have been used in the first place.

Two Way Radios – How to pick The Best Walkie-Talkie for Your business Needs


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